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Resources by Topic: Post-acute care

Rural Implications of Medicare's Post-Acute Care Transfer Payment Policy
Reports results of a study that examines the behavioral and financial impacts of a change in Medicare payment to pay acute-care hospital cases in 10 DRGs as transfers instead of discharges when the patient is discharged to a targeted post-acute care (PAC) provider after a short inpatient stay. Also projects the likely financial impact of extending the policy to cover additional DRGs or discharges to swing beds.
Author(s): Julie A. Schoenman
Date: 06/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Care Compare
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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State Operations Manual Appendix W - Survey Protocol, Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Swing-Beds in CAHs
Provides details from the State Operations Manual on swing beds for Critical Access Hospitals.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Swing Bed Services
Provides information about the requirements Critical Access Hospitals must meet in order to enter into a swing bed agreement under which they can use beds, as needed, to provide either acute or Skilled Nursing Facility care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network: Billing Information for Rural Providers and Suppliers
Provides Medicare billing information by provider type and type of service, including information on where to submit claims. Includes information for Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Swing Bed services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS)
Biennial study that monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services. Covers inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, adult day services centers, assisted living and residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes. Formerly called the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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